Highlands Building Enclosure Testing

To accommodate growth in student enrollment numbers, Georgia Highlands College required a new academic facility for their Cartersville, Georgia campus. Contour Engineering, LLC retained Raymond to provide building envelope consulting services, special inspections, and material testing services during the construction phase of this project. Raymond’s services included roof observations during the installation of the new roof and air and water infiltration testing at storefront and curtain wall assemblies.

Client: Contour Engineering, LLC
Location: Cartersville, GA
Size: 52,000 SF
Services Provided:

  • Building Envelope Testing
  • Building Envelope Commissioning


Unique Challenges

During the ASTM E783 test, our team had to overcome the challenging size of the curtain wall assemblies. Standard size ASTM E783 equipment was insufficient to create the pressure differential necessary to correctly assess the curtain wall assembly. However, we worked with local Raymond partners to design the proper solution using appropriately sized vacuum auxiliary blowers and more accurate oil gauges for the 2-story structure.

To complete our scope of work, our team needed to work within a multi-disciplinary construction site with many ongoing construction activities. We proactively communicated with each contractor to ensure our testing did not interfere with work schedules, while ensuring our testing services were completed in a timely manner.